The initial surgical management is removal of the affected testicle (Orchidectomy). Your treatment will, however, be planned based on the type and stage of cancer you have, the two main forms being Seminomas and Non-Seminomas. Following diagnosis, it is likely that you will have further blood tests and CT scans.
- The management of Seminomas depends on the extent of spread of the cancer. Surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy are all used to treat Seminoma. The stage of cancer will dictate the treatment options offered to you.
- Non-Seminomas are usually treated with surgery and chemotherapy. Both work very well and cure most of these cancers.
After treatment, you will be monitored closely. Blood tests, X-rays or scans will be performed to check for disease recurrence.